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Mendelssohn Club of Kingston

Kingston, New York

FOUNDED IN 1903

Do You Love
 to Sing?
Join Us!

New members are welcome.
Ability to read music not required.

 
Music Director
Paul Scatenato
Assistant Conductor
Alex Perry
Accompanist
Kathryn Burns
 
Officers
President 
Edward Nekos
Vice President 
TBA
Treasurer
Donald Quesnell
Secretary
Harold Porter
Senior Librarian
Gary Van Aken
 
 
Rehearsals
Day and time: Mondays, 7:15 to 9 pm
Location:
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall St., Kingston
Schedule:
Rehearsals begin the third Monday in September for the winter concert and the third Monday in January for the spring concert.
 
Links
about the Conductors Club
Bayside Glee Club
Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus
Catskill Glee Club
Down Town Glee Club
Mendelssohn Club of Albany
Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York City
Yankee Male Chorus
Conductors Club concert calendar
more links
 
 

Special Performance
Sounds of the Season

The Mendelssohn Club of Kingston will be the guest artists at a performance of the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra on Sunday, December 4, 2016.
Time: 3 pm
Location:
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston 
Info:
info@ndsorchestra.org, 845-635-0877
www.ndsorchestra.org
 
2016 Winter Holiday Concert

Dates: Friday, December 9, 8 pm; Saturday, December 10, 8 pm
Location:
Old Dutch Church, 272 Wall Street, Kingston 
Guest artists:
Kingston High School Choir and Brass Ensemble
Tickets:
$10 adults; $8 seniors/students; available at Nekos/Dedrick Pharmacy, 86 North Front Street, Kingston

 
About Us

The Mendelssohn Club of Kingston performs in and around the city of Kingston. Each December we present a standing-room-only concert at the venerable Old Dutch Church, our current rehearsal site. We have been fortunate to have the award-winning Kingston High School Choir and Kingston High School Brass Choir perform with us annually since 1998.

The spring concert is held in late April or early May at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston.

The club performs in a wide variety of musical styles, including sacred, classical, spiritual, theater, folk, popular, and operetta.

The club was founded in 1903 and with the exception of the war years has presented performances annually. Previous conductors have included Albert G. Hunter, J. Anthony Hummel, J. Brian Steeves, and Douglas Goodemote.

As stated in its bylaws, the club's purpose is "to promote interest in choral group singing...to promote friendship, sociability, and culture among friends of music...and to lawfully do any and all things necessary, suitable, and proper, for the accomplishment of these purposes."

The club is pleased to be an active member of the Conductors Club and of the Mohawk-Hudson Male Chorus Association and is well represented in the Yankee Male Chorus, which performs annually in Vermont and New Hampshire.

The club  presented its 100th anniversary concert on April 26, 2003, at St. James United Methodist Church. The club was joined by the Kingston High School Band, Jazz Band, and Choir and the Women's Chorus of the Hudson Valley.

In April 2012, MCK hosted the massed concert sponsored by the Mohawk-Hudson Male Chorus Association. The performance took place at the Old Dutch Church in Kingston. Participating along with MCK were the Mendelssohn Club of Albany, the Catskill Glee Club, and the Hendrick Hudson Male Chorus.

The club awards an annual scholarship to assist a college-bound high school student in continuing his or her musical studies.

 
Membership

There are currently 50 singing members in the club. Annual dues are $15. There is no minimum membership age; however, we prefer to work with changed voices. There are no formal auditions or music-reading requirements. With the approval of the director, we welcome new singers at any time during a rehearsal period. 

 
About the Conductor

Paul Scatenato conducted the Kingston High School Choir from 1993 to 2005, leading it on concert tours to Ontario, Washington, D.C., and Disney World. The group received top ratings at New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) major adjudications and national festivals on the East Coast.

Mr. Scatenato, who taught vocal and choral music for 27 years in the Kingston city schools, became district music chair in 2001. During his tenure the Kingston music department received the NYSSMA presidential citation for their comprehensive curriculum, outstanding performing ensembles, and involvement in the arts life of the community.

He received a bachelor of science degree in music education from Hofstra University, a masters degree in music education from the College of St. Rose, and a certificate of advanced study in educational administration from SUNY New Paltz.

After serving as director of fine and performing arts for the Hyde Park Central Schools from 2006 to 2014, Mr. Scatenato retired this past June. He remains an active member of the Duchess County Music Educators and serves as a vocal adjudicator for NYSSMA. He resides in Kingston with his wife, Paula.

 
Contact Us
For additional information or to arrange to sit in at a rehearsal, please email Paul Scatenato here or telephone Ed Nekos at 845-616-2324
Postal address: Mendelssohn Club of Kingston, PO Box 3442, Kingston, NY 12402
 
 
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